News tagged with battery materials

Why lithium-ion-batteries fail

Materials in lithium ion battery electrodes expand and contract during charge and discharge. These volume changes drive particle fracture, which shortens battery lifetime. A group of ETH scientists together with colleagues ...

dateOct 17, 2013 in Condensed Matter
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The self-improvement of lithium-ion batteries

(—The search for clean and green energy in the 21st century requires a better and more efficient battery technology. The key to attaining that goal may lie in designing and building batteries not from the top down, ...

dateDec 03, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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Researchers boost silicon-based batteries

(—Researchers at Rice University have refined silicon-based lithium-ion technology by literally crushing their previous work to make a high-capacity, long-lived and low-cost anode material with serious commercial ...

dateNov 01, 2012 in Nanophysics
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